Marriage Counseling and Relationship Problems FAQ
What if my spouse will not agree to see a counselor?
If your spouse is hesitant to see a counselor, here are a few options:
- One of our trained counselors will be available to speak by phone with your spouse to address any questions or concerns he/she may have prior to scheduling a first appointment.
- You may want to consider beginning your own process of individual therapy, as this can often be an important complement to couples therapy.
What will happen at our first marriage counseling session?
Each partner will come away with an understanding of why connecting has become difficult. This is not a blaming session. Rather it is the beginning to understand how you have drifted apart. This is crucial, because we cannot change things we don’t understand. The therapist will outline a process for getting the help you need.
How many sessions should I expect to attend before I see improvement?
If a couple decides to come to therapy they will already begin to change. Becoming “willing” is one of the most important elements for change. However, depending on the level of crisis in the marriage, most couples begin to see improvement in 3 – 10 sessions.
Does the counseling staff at Sync ever recommend that a married couple get a divorce?
The decision to divorce is one not to be taken lightly. It is a decision that must be made by the marital couple. Most couples get a divorce not because of what they know, but because of what they “don’t know” about themselves and their partner, and how to live in an intimate relationship. Sync staff help couples discover what they don’t know about making a relationship work. Many times this prevents couples from divorce, but if a couple comes to the conclusion of divorce, Sync staff will guide and support them in the process.
How can we afford to pay for counseling services at Sync?
Sync accepts most PPO health insurance companies as an out-of-network provider, which can help offset the costs of therapy. Sync also offers sliding scale services for those living on a limited income. Contact our office at (626) 802-5490 for more information.
Sync accepts the following payments:
- Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover
What should I do if I am in a currently abusive or violent relationship?
- If you are ever in immediate physical danger call 911.
- Seek alternative living arrangements with a family member, friend, or local shelter.
- If the diagram below fits a similar pattern of violence in your own relationship, it may be time to get help.
Please call Sync Counseling Center right now to get help if you are in an abusive relationship.
My spouse cheated on me. What can I do?
If there has been infidelity in your relationship, you may be feeling a wide array of emotions from anger and betrayal to hurt and sadness. It can often be difficult to reach out to family or friends for support when such a personal and private betrayal happens in a marriage or dating relationship.
- Find a safe place where you can begin to talk about your experience.
- Isolation in painful times can lead to increased emotional difficulties.
- Consider seeking individual counseling for yourself to sort through the many emotions you may be feeling.
- If both partners are open to seeking help for the relationship, contact one of our marriage counselors today.
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